Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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2021 Farmer-led institutional innovations in managing smallholder irrigation schemes in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces, South Africa

Farmer-led institutional innovations have been touted as the key to improving the management of water resources in irrigation schemes. Howev...

2021 Exploring food fortification potential of neglected legume and oil seed crops for improving food and nutrition security among smallholder farming communities: a systemic review

A systematic review of literature on value-addition and food fortification of cereals using neglected legume and oil seed crops among smallh...

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2021 Coherence of food and agricultural policies with NCD prevention in South Africa: the case of fruit and vegetable policies study: methodology & fieldwork report

This report presents the progress made on the IDRC-funded study, titled: The coherence of agro-food policies with NCD prevention policies in...

2020 Indigenous knowledge and modern sciences: complementary wisdom to help farmers: combining two knowledge systems to help sustain agricultural production in South Africa

For a very long time African communities, especially rural smallholder farmers, have relied on information gathered using indigenous systems...